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El Hierro volcano, Canary Islands (Spain): news & activity updates

Updated: Mar 4, 2024 01:17 GMT-
Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 08:51
Location of last night's earthquake near La Restinga (El Hierro)
A magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 14 km depth occurred last night (shortly before 23pm) approx. 7 km southwest of La Restinga. Read all
El Hierro volcano
shield volcano 1500 m / 4921 ft
Canary Islands (Spain), 27.63°N / -17.99°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) El Hierro volcano eruptions:
2012 (?) (probable second submarine eruption in June-July west of the island), 2011-12 (Oct-Mar, submarine eruption near La Restinga), 1793
Typical eruption style
mainly effusive, basaltic fissure eruptions